Halloween Candy Craving?

October 26, 2009


If you’re like me, the question isn’t whether or not you’ll cave and have some candy on Halloween (or shortly before).  The question is can I stop?

A quick tip:  total deprivation is not always good.  If you have a serious sweet tooth you can indulge (to a certain extent) while still maintaining a healthy diet.  Just remember to brush!

What does 100 Calories of Candy look like? Women’s Health Magazine helps us figure this out.


Halloween Fun!

October 23, 2009

Who’s favorite holiday of the year is Halloween?  Anyone? Anyone?  that’s what I thought – Everybody! (not me, I like Thanksgiving but that’s for another post).  Anyways, here’s some Halloween inspired fun fun fun ideas!

Happy Haunting!


Pumpkin Carving 101

In case, you haven’t carved a pumpkin in a while or just need a quick course good website for instructions.

Want to make some House Zombies? or just check out my friend’s cool blog

Watching the wallet this Halloween? Check this site out for some great Halloween ideas that don’t cost a fortune.

Homemade Halloween Costumes/Decorations

Staying Home this Halloween?

the shiningReader’s Digest Top 20 Scary Halloween Movies (Rated R and Family Friendly)

Healthy Halloween Recipes

October 20, 2009

halloweenAs Halloween approaches, we all know the bounty trick-or-treating will soon provide…  From ignoring the warnings our own parents gave us not to eat it all in one night, we may may be parents now and wonder if there’s an alternative to the unending parade of sweets our children will devour over the next couple of weeks.   Here are some healthy treats to give your little ghouls and goblins this Halloween. All recipes borrowed from BabyFit.com.

Black Caldron and Carrots
Black food coloring
Ranch salad dressing
Mini carrots
Mix black food coloring into ranch salad dressing until desired color is achieved. Pour into serving bowl. Serve with mini carrots.
Note: Substitute green food coloring for a slimy-colored dip. Serve with a variety of raw vegetables.
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The House of The Spirits by Isabel Allende – November Book Club

October 12, 2009

The House of the Spirits

google overview: Here, in an astonishing debut by a gifted storyteller, is the magnificent saga of proud and passionate men and women and the turbulent times through which they suffer and triumph. They are the Truebas. And theirs is a world you will not want to leave, and one you will not forget.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 5, 2009

Even though we’d all like to pretend that we’re immortal, the truth is that women and men are diagnosed with, fight, and die from, breast cancer every day.  It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we at North San Antonio Stroller Strides would like to remind you to keep your breast health in mind and conduct your monthly self-checks, go to your annual doctor visits, and remind a friend to do the same!

Visit kv_komen_logo for local Breast Cancer Awareness Month events.

San Antonio Highlights include:

BREAST CANCER SYMPOSIUM Saturday, October 10th, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 7th Annual Alamo City Breast Cancer Council Update.  Komen is pleased to be a part of this important conference.

CASINO NIGHT AND TEXAS HOLD EM POKER Thursday, October 15th, 6 p.m., presented by Weston Solutions, Inc. A good poker player never shows their hand, but goes all in when it comes to supporting breast cancer.
GOLF TOURNAMENT Friday, October 16th, 8:30 a.m. at The Quarry Golf Course, presented by Weston Solutions, Inc. Fight from the Fairway benefits Komen San Antonio Affiliate. There are still spots available�one for $125 or foursome for $400.
IT’S YOUR TURN TO PICK THE DESIGN FOR OUR NEXT RACE T-SHIRT When was the last time you were able to impact the wardrobe of more than 1.5 million people? Now is your chance!
Please visit the Susan G Komen for the Cure San Antonio website for more information and events.

Sara Hardigan – October Mom of the Month

October 1, 2009

Aaron, Sara and Reese

A member since May 2009, Sara  brings something to every class -whether it is a funny story, book recommendation or just her lovely daughter Reese.  Sara is also the perfect reminder and example of a Fit Mama as she attends class regularly even though she’s 8 1/2 months pregnant with her second child.

Great Job Sara!

Who are the members of your family? My husband, Aaron, our daughter, Reese, and the newest addition arriving on Oct 12th is baby boy Avery. We also have three other “kids”; our dogs Sofie, Fido and Izzy.

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